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NBA Trade Rumors: 3 Players that are likely to leave the Chicago Bulls before the trade deadline

ANALYST
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6.26K   //    04 Feb 2019, 08:00 IST

The franchise has once again suffered a miserable season
The franchise has once again suffered a miserable season

The NBA trade window will close next week ahead of the annual NBA All-Star Event in North Carolina.

The trade window has historically closed on the Thursday after the All-Star Game, however, since 2018, the deadline has closed 10 days before the NBA's best players face off in the prestigious game.

The deadline was moved forward in order to allow traded players to sort out arrangements for themselves and their families, and the NBA is unlikely to move the deadline back anytime soon.

Nevertheless, the trade deadline is still one of the most exciting times for NBA fans, and the next seven days are likely to provide a number of twists and turns. 

Among the teams looking to make a number of trades are the Chicago Bulls. The franchise has once again suffered a miserable season, and the team is reportedly looking to dump salary in return for draft picks and young players.

Due to this, a number of senior exits are likely, and here are three players who are likely to leave the team in the next few days.


#3 Robin Lopez

Lopez has been linked with a move to the Golden State Warriors
Lopez has been linked with a move to the Golden State Warriors

It is no secret that the Bulls have been looking to offload Robin Lopez since last summer, and according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls are still set on trading away Lopez before the deadline:

Lopez is still very much on the block. The problem remains a lack of takers
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Lopez has been linked with a move to the Golden State Warriors, although the defending Champions are reportedly reluctant to take on the 30-year-old's expiring $14.3 million contract.

Nevertheless, the Bulls are likely to pair Lopez with a younger player to get a deal done, and it is highly unlikely that the center will still be on the roster next week.


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